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Re: Any way to install new Fedora on second drive of a running system?



2009/1/16 Aaron Konstam <akonstam sbcglobal net>:
> On Thu, 2009-01-15 at 18:27 -0500, Chris Snook wrote:
>> B Wooster wrote:
>> > I wonder if this can be done - I'm have a system that is running Fedora Core 7.
>> >
>> > I want to avoid shutting down and rebooting and spending the hours to
>> > install Fedora 10 on this.
>> >
>> > I do have a second drive in this system that is not being used.
>> >
>> > So, wondering if I could run some special install program, that
>> > formats, partitions the second drive, installs Fedora 10, allows me to
>> > select and update and install packages.
>> >
>> > Then after I'm done, I'll just boot using the second drive.
>> >
>> > Is this possible?
>> >
>>
>> The short answer is no.  The long answer is yes, but it's way more trouble than
>> it's worth.  Last time I checked, installing F10 only took a few minutes.  Just
>> wait until you've booted up into it before you install every single package in
>> the distro.
>>
>> -- Chris
>>
> I don't understand your answer Chris.. The answer is clearly yes. That
> is what people do when they install Fedora on a machine with Windows.
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User wants to install on a running system, to be re-booted only after
installation, so the downtime would be only the time for re-booting!!!

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Antonio Montagnani
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